• books and reading,  Uncategorized

    >No :-(

    >Borders are planning to close all of their UK stores. I love Borders, it’s like my mecca or something and i can literally spend two hours in there so this is very very sad news to me. And also when/if the Oxford store closes where, exactly, am I going to find a decent disabled loo to use other than there?! Actually, pretty much the only reason I go to Oxford is either to go to Borders or to go to the theatre. But do they not realise that when we go to the theatre we always go early and pop in for a browse and a loo break. I really,…

  • memes,  songs of my life,  Uncategorized

    >One Song – Meme

    >I keep seeing people do the One Song meme and thinking I should do it.  And then I clicked on Funky Mango’s blog and saw she had done it.  And I’m bored.  So I gave it a go.  I think it’s meant to be the soundtrack of the movie of my life.  All I can say about it is, I haven’t laughed so hard in so long! Put your iTunes or whatever music player you use on shuffle and for each of the categories/questions below put exactly the name and artist of the track that comes on.  NO cheating! Opening Credits:Standing Outside The Fire – Garth Brooks Waking Up:We’ve Got…

  • quotes,  Uncategorized

    >Disability Quote

    > “Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’ Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live.”– Neil Marcus All content copyright Emma Crees, 2006 – 2012 unless otherwise stated http://writerinawheelchair.blogspot.com

  • argh,  C-A-B,  Uncategorized

    >Bureau Bookcase Bashing

    >Well, I would like to say that I love the Jazzy and I’m getting on great with it. . .. … I would. . .. …I really would. . .. … Unfortunately, I can’t. I do mostly love the Jazzy. But I did have a moment of “argh give me my old chair back” earlier. And I am getting the hang of steering it with the midwheel drive. However we then come to the fact that I used it to get to the bureau on Monday and that was difficult but actually not as bad as I anticipated. I used it to get there again today. And then we must…

  • Uncategorized,  yayness

    >Reasons to smile

    > Hairdye Yummy Healthy dinner People who get “it” Someone I don’t know other than because he works in a shop I go in a couple of times a week noticing my new chair and telling me he liked it My iPod I did some things I’ve been putting off Time with Sophie Sophie said I look thinner! Warmer weather (mostly) Brighter days I went to the theatre to see Chicago last week and I’ve been listening to the soundtrack today. My mum got into the theatre for free because of my CP so we split the cost of my ticket My friend Sam and I have tickets to go…

  • Family,  letter unsent,  Uncategorized

    >Letter to My Gran

    >Darling Dearest Granny, You used to use one or the other of those greetings when you would write me letters and I thought I would use both to start this letter to you. You were both of those things to me and so much more. More than I could ever express on paper or to someone who didn’t know you and didn’t know all the wonderful little and big things that made you who you were, who you ARE. My Darling Dearest Granny. You’ve been on my mind a lot lately. Because you being you allowed me to do something that I’ve wanted to do for a long while. And…

  • friends,  General Life Stuff 2006 - 2008,  Uncategorized

    >The Darkside

    >One of the things that I really love about blogging is the fact that it allows me to “meet” so many other people I wouldn’t otherwise. And one of the things I’m very excited about blogwise this weekend is the fact that we have a new disability/CP blog in the shape of Wheelyfast’s Words which is written by a good online friend of mine, Karen.  We’ve known each other for a while through Caringbridge but an actual blog gives the opportunity to get to know her more and I’m loving it.  Particularly as reading her two entries now I am struck very much by how despite the many ways we…

  • CP related,  Uncategorized,  yayness

    >”It is… it is Green”

    >I have a new powerchair! A Pride Jazzy 1121. Photos to come as soon as my camera and I are on speaking terms again. Well, I should probably clarify that, it’s new to me. But the person who had it before used it maybe five times and you seriously would never know it’s not brand new. It has loads of features that my old one didn’t, like tilt in space (which seriously rocks) and it’s dark green. That’s not the colour I would have chosen but I like it. I probably would have chosen black but I don’t know for sure and now i’ve got it the green is right…

  • awareness,  C-A-B,  CP related,  Things I am proud of,  Uncategorized

    >My wheelchair is…

    >When I e-mailed the manager of CAB about yesterday’s event (she was off sick, bet she loved coming back to that e-mail) I used the analogy that my wheelchair, and to a lesser extent my walker*, is my legs and told her that a huge part of my freaked outness was because if it had of been broken by that bloody brat of a child I literally would not have been able to get home. I wasn’t sure she would understand that but she said she did.  And she said she’s sorry it happened and she’ll get back to me about the question I raised about insurance. Anyway I thought…

  • argh,  C-A-B,  letter unsent,  Uncategorized

    >What is, and is not, a toy

    >Dear you, It appears that the following wasn’t 100% clear to some people so let me reiterate it: When we tell people who are waiting to be seen that we have a few toys for their kids to play with, we mean the ones in the toybox. We do not now, nor have we ever, meant the computers, panic alarms, mousemats, the advisers bodies and clothes, the doors, the donations boxes or MY ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR. I know I’m not using my chair in the bureau and it’s just behind the reception desk but that still doesn’t mean that it’s a toy. Also given the fact that your child is about…